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Alameda Health Consortium Executive Team

Ralph Silber – Executive Director

For more than 30 years, Ralph Silber has served as the Executive Director of the Alameda Health Consortium, the association of eight non-profit community health centers in Alameda County, California.

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Ralph has a Master’s degree from UC Berkeley in Public Health, with a concentration in health policy and planning. He has more than thirty years of experience in community health, primary care, and health policy. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Health Center Network, a managed care and practice management organization with 140,000 managed care members. Mr. Silber is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the California Primary Care Association and a member of the National Association of Community Health Centers, Health Center Controlled Network Task Force. He has served on numerous government advisory committees at the federal, state, and county levels and has delivered presentations at numerous national conferences. He has held research and teaching positions at both UC Berkeley and Stanford. He has authored articles in the American Journal of Public Health and Medical Care.


Njeri McGee-Tyner – Chief Eligibility & Enrollment Officer

Njeri McGee-Tyner is the Chief Eligibility and Enrollment Officer and has been with Alameda Health Consortium since 2007.

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She has extensive experience in enrollment and retention strategies for health insurance programs. Her professional years of experience include public health programs, staff trainings, and project planning and implementation. Njeri has served on numerous planning, advisory committees, and non-profit boards. She is extremely dedicated and passionate about her work with a desire to implement projects that provide access to healthcare for underserved communities. She is a graduate of the Blue Shield Foundation’s Clinic Leadership Institute’s Emerging Leaders program. Njeri holds a B.S. degree in Health Sciences from California State University, East Bay.


Melanie Schoenberg – Chief Policy & External Affairs Officer

Melanie Schoenberg joined Alameda Health Consortium as the Chief Policy & External Affairs Officer in May of 2020.

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Melanie brings with her over 15 years of experience working with health care delivery systems, several years of which were spent dedicated to safety net policy and advocacy.

Prior to joining AHC, Melanie focused on primary care strategy, chronic care programs, policy, and quality improvement for the Kaiser Permanente Northern California medical group. Before joining Kaiser, Melanie was a national expert on Medicaid waiver programs to transform care delivery from episodic treatment of disease to population health management through performance-based financing, playing a significant role in the development of the three largest programs: California, Texas and New York.

Melanie has earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in health care process improvement, and she holds a master’s degree from Trinity College Dublin and a bachelor’s from Emory University.


Latonya Thompson – Director of Finance

Latonya Thompson is the Director of Finance for the Alameda Health Consortium and the Community Health Center Network and has been with the companies since 2003.

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Latonya received her BBA in accounting from Howard University. After spending the beginning of her professional career in the world of private accounting, she found that working to improve accessibility for the low-income and uninsured populations in Alameda County to be more fulfilling and aligned with her own world views. Besides running the accounting departments for two organizations, and CHCN’s eligibility department, she also serves as Treasurer of her homeowner’s association board.


Rhodora Ursua – Director of Programs

Rhodora Ursua received her Master’s degree in Public Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health with a focus on Population Health.

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Prior to joining the Consortium, she administered community health initiatives for more than 15 years from managing a restorative justice program at Asian American Recovery Services, overseeing a community health worker initiative at the NYU School of Medicine, to strengthening local organizations’ capacity as tobacco control change agents while working at Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership.


AHC Staff

Andrew Abesamis – Project Coordinator, Eligibility & Enrollment 

Drew Abesamis joined the Alameda Health Consortium in 2019. He received his Master’s degree in Public Health from The University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine with an emphasis on Health Education & Promotion.

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Originally from Northern California, Drew seeks to help underserved populations through planning, researching, and evaluating programs that target the social determinants of health and encourage healthy behaviors in local communities to minimize risk factors. Drew is interested in the health issues of food insecurity and obesity in particular. Drew also holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology from Loyola Marymount University.


Eugene Canson – Senior Policy Analyst

Eugene joined Alameda Health Consortium in 2018 after receiving his Master’s of Public Health with an emphasis in Public Health Administration from Indiana University – Bloomington.

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Eugene also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from Pacific Union College. Eugene is passionate about improving access to healthcare and addressing racial and ethnic health disparities. Eugene is a strong advocate for federal, state, and local policies that improve health and equity in all communities.


Dan Clanon – HIV ACCESS Patient-Centered Medical Home IT Systems Specialist

Dan ClanonDan Clanon has been helping HIV ACCESS clinics implement and maintain electronic health records (EHR) since 2002.

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He is currently working on a Patient Centered Medical Home demonstration project at the same ACCESS clinics, and will be helping to allow EHRs to support panel management at those programs. Dan has a Bachelor’s in marine biology from the University of California Santa Cruz and has worked as an IT support professional since 1997.


Megan Crowley – HIV ACCESS Patient-Centered Medical Home Project Coordinator

Megan Crowley joined the Consortium as the HIV ACCESS PCMH Project Coordinator in May 2012.

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Most recently, she was the Program Coordinator for the Partnership for Family Health, a consortium of clinics providing HIV Primary Care and supportive services to women, youth, and children in Northern Manhattan, New York City. Megan’s experience also includes working at Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, César E. Chávez Institute, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She received her Masters of Public Health in 2008 from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, focusing on Sexuality and Health.



Janae Hawkins – Administrative Assistant

Janae Hawkins joined Alameda Health Consortium in 2020 as the Administrative Assistant.

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She received her B.S in Health Science from California State University, East Bay. Before joining Alameda Health Consortium as a full-time staff, she spent time as the 2019 summer Policy and Advocacy intern. Janae is passionate about accessible and affordable health care for all.


Hilda Ochoa – Executive Assistant/Projects Manager





Jody Sahota – Advocacy & Communications Manager

Jody is the Advocacy and Communications Manager at Alameda Health Consortium.

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Jody brings over a decade of experience in advocacy at the federal level during her work with California Humanities, a state-wide nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Jody holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Toronto and has done post-graduate work in English Literature, also at the University of Toronto. Jody has always had a passion for advocating for causes she believes in and has worked at the local level on many political campaigns as well as advocating for social justice.


Carolina Wong – Project Coordinator, Eligibility & Enrollment 

Carolina joined Alameda Health Consortium as Project Coordinator for the Eligibility and Enrollment Department in 2020.

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Carolina graduated from California State University, East Bay with a major in Spanish Language and Literature, and a minor in International Studies. Prior to Alameda Health Consortium, Carolina worked for La Clinica de La Raza for 9+ years, the first five years as the Front Desk Clerk and as a Human Service Specialist for the latter four years.

Carolina assisted patients in enrolling in Covered California, HealthPAC, and through active outreach to Medi-Cal, and CalFresh. Carolina brings not just experience in enrollment but a passion for working with our underserved community members and with patients from all backgrounds to ensure that they have access to quality healthcare. Carolina understands and appreciates the importance of educating our patients on accessibility to public health coverage programs.